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Romney Has More 'Maxed Out' Givers
Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/21/12 | Peter Nicholas and Brody Mullins

Posted on 02/21/2012 5:53:32 PM PST by writer33

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is drawing a disproportionately high amount of campaign funds from people who have given him the legal maximum, weakening his ability to raise money from such proven donors as the GOP nomination fight drags on.

Far more than his three rivals, Mr. Romney has tapped these large donors to build his campaign fund. To date, about two-thirds of his money has come from donors who have given him $2,500, the legal limit for a primary campaign, according to the Campaign Finance Institute, a nonpartisan research organization.

By contrast, about 18% of Rick Santorum's money has come from those who have maxed out. For Newt Gingrich, the comparable figure is 16%; for Ron Paul, 11%.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; money4backstabbing; money4deathpanels; money4gopsaboteur; money4rinoposer; romney; romneydirtytricks

1 posted on 02/21/2012 5:53:42 PM PST by writer33
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To: Clint N. Suhks; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; Colonel_Flagg; cripplecreek; ...

For those interested.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 5:54:26 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

Oh, well. It’s lousy being Willard, LOL.

Maybe prayers are being answered and he’s really on his way out.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 5:59:22 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: writer33
Poor Willard..the end is near.

Finish him off, Rick!


4 posted on 02/21/2012 6:00:48 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

Damn right.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 6:01:41 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: CainConservative

I heard GOP insiders are conceding that Romney is not inevitable


6 posted on 02/21/2012 6:04:52 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: writer33

10k bets, 2.5k donors, Romney must be the candidate of the rich.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 6:08:06 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: omega4179
That be the whispers....

How in the hell they didn't realize this...months ago, tells me once again...the GOP-E are stupid beyond belief.

And frankly makes me dislike them more and more..................

8 posted on 02/21/2012 6:10:41 PM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: omega4179

Well No Duh; and we reject him like barfing up a rotten piece of ckicken infected with the flu.


9 posted on 02/21/2012 6:10:50 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: writer33

Palin ripping Romney on Fox now.

Good times.


10 posted on 02/21/2012 6:19:34 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: writer33
Must be some categories of doners not yet maxed out...

What about Chinese dishwashers?

11 posted on 02/21/2012 6:24:11 PM PST by C210N
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To: CainConservative

Fox just ran an anti-Santorum ad.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 6:27:05 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Sean just asked her, and Palin will not pick a candidate in Michigan :)


13 posted on 02/21/2012 6:30:04 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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To: writer33

First we must defeat Romney.
Next, we must wave the scalp at all times in the future when the GOP-E tries to make us swallow poison.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 6:32:41 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Repub4bush

Palin - Main Stream Media makes me sick.

I’d say the MSM is sick. ;^)


15 posted on 02/21/2012 6:36:11 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Dr. Sivana
Next, we must wave the scalp at all times in the future when the GOP-E tries to make us swallow poison.

LOL hang it on the lodge pole like a trophy. We can add more as needed.
16 posted on 02/21/2012 6:39:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: CainConservative

Just watched a FNC segment about how Romnuts and Paul are in cahoots and running duplicate attack ads against Rick in MI.

Conceivable that a Freeper’s former suggestion that “Rand for Veep” or some other cushy post for Ron’s golden boy might be in the offing.

Go away Ru and your sidekick, Rom...despicable men both.


17 posted on 02/21/2012 6:53:04 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Freedom is at stake in this election. Rick Santorum)
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To: CainConservative

Missed it, CC. What did Sarah say?


18 posted on 02/21/2012 6:54:21 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Freedom is at stake in this election. Rick Santorum)
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To: Red Steel

Did anyone else catch the Ferret coughing and choking on his segment with Monica?

Reminds me of the story about Beckel wolfing down a whole shrimp at lunch with The Five and Greg Gutfield had to do the heimlich on him. Shrimp came flying out and landed in the middle of the table and ruined their lunch. LOL
They shoulda just left him alone. One less Lib to have to deal with. :-)


19 posted on 02/21/2012 6:58:55 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Freedom is at stake in this election. Rick Santorum)
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To: writer33

One million bucks to meet a Cabinet Secretary... where does the money go?

If I buy a million dollars of crap from the Obama Campaign Store.... does that count against the cap?


20 posted on 02/21/2012 7:11:15 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: writer33

I am supposed to believe that having a lot of maxed out donors is a negative?

There is no maximum to super PACs.


21 posted on 02/21/2012 11:40:57 PM PST by Once-Ler (ProLife ProGun ProGod ProSoldier ProBusiness Republican for Palin)
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